Syrian War Daily – 2nd of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 657th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham fully captured Darat Izza, as well as Kafr Tin, Urum al-Kubra, Khan al-Assal, and Maklabis from Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) in western Aleppo. Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir released a statement announcing full mobilization of the body in order to repel Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s attacks, while Hurras al-Deen supposedly joined the clashes on Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s side.

Approximate situation in western Aleppo. Source: Suriyak

Idlib:

Clashes between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir spread to Idlib, with reports about clashes around Saraqib and in Jabal al-Zawiya area. According to reports, Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir made advances in the eastern part of Saraqib and captured Tell Mansour checkpoint, as well as the village of Jaradah in southern Idlib.

Deir al-Zour:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that an improvised explosive device targeted a Syrian Democratic Forces’ vehicle and killed three elements in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Afghanistan

Kapisa Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 11, wounded one, and arrested one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Nijrab district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Paktia Province:

Four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Zazi Aryub district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Tarinkot district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier, killing five elements in Bazar area of Khas Urozgan district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Arghandab district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Loy Manda area of Nad Ali district.

Approximate situation in Helmand province, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Afganistan Bülteni

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ military center in Mandozo area of Maywand district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 35 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and wounded, as well as five armored personnel carriers and supply trucks destroyed in the encounter.

CJTF-OIR:

CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:

Other:

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